Occupational Employment Statistics

2002 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Topeka, KS MSA


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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Topeka, KS MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Kansas. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 98,730 $12.90 $15.52 $32,280 2.0 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 6,560 $27.02 $31.43 $65,380 3.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 390 $45.59 $56.71 $117,960 10.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,020 $26.84 $32.47 $67,530 3.8 %
11-1031 Legislators 300 $20.48 $21.95 $45,660 2.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 60 $26.01 $29.36 $61,070 6.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 $29.23 $34.38 $71,510 9.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 350 $37.08 $35.67 $74,190 3.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $29.38 $29.64 $61,660 4.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 340 $21.01 $22.91 $47,650 5.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 220 $35.92 $37.66 $78,340 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 490 $30.09 $31.97 $66,490 3.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 140 $29.79 $31.75 $66,030 9.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $30.71 $32.25 $67,090 4.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 90 $29.69 $33.32 $69,310 9.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $31.83 $34.25 $71,240 6.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 360 $17.43 $21.55 $44,810 6.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $14.84 $16.84 $35,030 4.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $63,410 1.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $45.50 $44.31 $92,160 5.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $16.55 $16.58 $34,490 2.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 360 $24.79 $27.02 $56,190 5.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $19.72 $19.69 $40,950 7.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $19.25 $20.79 $43,250 4.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4,470 $19.73 $20.88 $43,420 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 260 $22.00 $22.26 $46,310 7.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $18.99 $20.26 $42,140 4.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 290 $19.71 $19.54 $40,630 3.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 420 $18.27 $18.66 $38,800 2.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 190 $20.95 $26.50 $55,120 14.0 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists (6) $17.20 $17.65 $36,700 2.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $16.74 $19.09 $39,700 5.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $21.48 $22.39 $46,570 4.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 230 $17.79 $18.66 $38,820 2.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 370 $21.45 $22.85 $47,540 5.3 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 60 $15.37 $16.06 $33,410 12.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 890 $19.57 $21.09 $43,860 2.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $19.37 $19.76 $41,100 1.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 70 $25.33 $27.05 $56,270 4.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $24.30 $25.24 $52,500 2.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 120 $18.21 $23.32 $48,520 4.0 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 40 $20.17 $23.23 $48,330 9.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 170 $15.60 $17.26 $35,900 5.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2,130 $23.38 $23.86 $49,630 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 340 $24.40 $24.63 $51,240 4.2 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $28.70 $29.33 $61,010 4.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 100 $25.04 $25.80 $53,660 4.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 270 $16.78 $18.23 $37,920 2.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 670 $25.21 $25.87 $53,810 5.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 $25.11 $25.71 $53,480 5.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 250 $21.43 $23.03 $47,890 6.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 170 $23.73 $24.17 $50,280 3.2 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,750 $22.32 $23.79 $49,490 4.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $24.16 $25.66 $53,370 14.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $19.65 $19.15 $39,840 4.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 250 $28.44 $28.64 $59,570 2.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 $29.43 $30.86 $64,180 10.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (6) $29.47 $29.95 $62,300 1.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $29.38 $29.37 $61,080 2.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $27.92 $27.45 $57,090 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 130 $29.48 $33.14 $68,930 11.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $14.22 $14.60 $30,380 11.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $21.08 $22.34 $46,470 4.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 320 $16.33 $17.46 $36,310 6.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 100 $18.80 $19.05 $39,620 3.6 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 120 $19.54 $20.10 $41,810 5.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $13.89 $14.83 $30,860 4.2 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 960 $20.08 $20.87 $43,410 2.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $18.63 $19.61 $40,780 6.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 200 $22.34 $22.09 $45,950 3.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $19.87 $23.03 $47,890 4.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 160 $21.26 $22.01 $45,780 5.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $16.66 $16.90 $35,160 4.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 70 $15.81 $16.54 $34,410 2.7 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,600 $13.55 $14.21 $29,550 2.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $14.90 $14.78 $30,750 2.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 170 $17.90 $17.66 $36,730 5.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 200 $10.16 $11.05 $22,980 8.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 230 $12.80 $13.48 $28,040 3.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $16.77 $17.22 $35,830 4.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 190 $14.79 $15.01 $31,210 6.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $14.76 $15.59 $32,440 10.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 370 $12.29 $12.16 $25,290 3.0 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 $16.89 $17.79 $37,000 3.5 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 950 $23.69 $28.21 $58,670 8.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 540 $29.48 $34.79 $72,370 8.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 $13.81 $15.00 $31,200 4.6 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 70 $18.16 $20.76 $43,180 11.4 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40 $11.63 $12.07 $25,110 2.4 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5,060 $14.48 $15.33 $31,890 4.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 250 $8.82 $9.47 $19,690 3.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 860 (4) (4) $34,270 1.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 360 (4) (4) $33,870 1.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 540 (4) (4) $35,800 2.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 150 (4) (4) $39,520 4.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 240 $17.11 $16.88 $35,110 5.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $19.59 $19.59 $40,740 2.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $11.95 $12.02 $25,000 2.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 110 $17.98 $18.72 $38,930 2.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,010 (4) (4) $19,030 2.4 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,350 $13.89 $15.26 $31,750 4.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $9.83 $9.74 $20,270 3.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 190 $14.97 $14.94 $31,070 2.1 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 60 $18.24 $20.84 $43,340 22.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 (4) (4) $27,380 8.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (4) (4) $31,320 9.8 %
27-3010 Announcers 70 $7.51 $8.45 $17,580 7.5 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 80 $12.48 $15.17 $31,540 11.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 240 $19.94 $20.60 $42,850 2.5 %
27-3041 Editors 80 $16.79 $17.06 $35,480 9.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $15.42 $15.40 $32,030 3.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 110 $9.95 $12.95 $26,930 25.0 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 6,680 $18.87 $22.93 $47,690 2.4 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) $55.20 $58.86 $122,430 6.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $17.62 $18.12 $37,690 4.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $33.01 $32.55 $67,710 2.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 120 (5) $77.55 $161,310 11.3 %
29-1063 Internists, General (6) $62.00 $72.81 $151,450 7.8 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 30 $64.92 $67.69 $140,800 4.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) $100.63 $209,310 8.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 60 $31.08 $30.13 $62,680 6.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,850 $19.70 $20.23 $42,070 2.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 120 $21.59 $22.70 $47,210 3.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 180 $24.44 $24.58 $51,120 2.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $17.81 $18.76 $39,030 6.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $20.80 $21.84 $45,430 6.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $23.03 $22.91 $47,650 5.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 170 $18.03 $18.98 $39,480 3.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 190 $11.28 $11.70 $24,340 2.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $26.26 $26.64 $55,410 2.4 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (6) $18.03 $18.46 $38,390 5.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 150 $17.49 $17.57 $36,560 7.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 170 $10.89 $11.37 $23,660 3.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (6) $13.60 $13.73 $28,560 2.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 600 $14.07 $14.42 $29,990 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 170 $10.07 $10.94 $22,750 4.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (6) $9.52 $9.63 $20,030 4.1 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 50 $18.66 $19.75 $41,080 5.6 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,550 $9.42 $10.12 $21,060 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 350 $8.34 $8.22 $17,090 3.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,200 $9.26 $9.48 $19,710 2.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $19.96 $19.63 $40,830 9.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $9.57 $10.50 $21,840 9.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 210 $10.07 $10.31 $21,440 6.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 260 $10.14 $10.42 $21,680 3.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $12.32 $12.28 $25,550 2.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (6) $7.83 $8.04 $16,720 7.5 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,440 $13.19 $14.16 $29,450 5.5 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 70 $19.97 $20.41 $42,440 2.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 100 $25.19 $25.45 $52,940 4.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (6) $14.11 $16.11 $33,500 6.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 260 $11.67 $12.35 $25,700 11.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 410 $13.14 $13.78 $28,660 3.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 140 $20.66 $20.28 $42,190 3.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (6) $18.33 $17.79 $37,000 2.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 800 $9.10 $10.03 $20,850 4.4 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7,350 $7.22 $7.61 $15,820 1.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $9.89 $10.97 $22,830 5.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 560 $9.60 $10.15 $21,120 3.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 230 $6.53 $6.68 $13,890 3.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 430 $9.20 $9.63 $20,030 3.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 460 $8.76 $9.19 $19,120 4.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 220 $6.21 $6.53 $13,580 7.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 510 $7.75 $7.69 $15,990 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 310 $7.24 $7.74 $16,090 10.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,160 $7.02 $7.10 $14,760 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 280 $6.88 $7.04 $14,640 2.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,050 $6.42 $6.56 $13,650 2.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 340 $6.97 $6.98 $14,510 3.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 $7.07 $7.05 $14,660 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 370 $7.25 $7.38 $15,350 5.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $7.07 $7.00 $14,570 5.1 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,450 $8.45 $9.23 $19,200 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $12.22 $13.30 $27,670 4.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $15.18 $16.83 $35,010 7.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,290 $8.35 $8.97 $18,660 3.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 500 $7.39 $7.38 $15,360 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (6) $12.96 $13.02 $27,090 2.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 390 $9.29 $9.67 $20,120 3.2 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,380 $8.11 $8.66 $18,000 2.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $11.23 $12.14 $25,260 4.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $6.77 $7.23 $15,040 5.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 100 $6.49 $6.73 $14,000 4.7 %
39-5011 Barbers (6) $10.59 $11.04 $22,960 4.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 240 $8.40 $10.20 $21,210 10.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 340 $7.64 $7.71 $16,040 2.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 90 $10.07 $11.02 $22,930 4.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $8.34 $8.60 $17,880 4.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (6) $8.31 $8.66 $18,020 7.9 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 9,260 $8.91 $12.45 $25,900 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 950 $13.67 $15.17 $31,560 2.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $21.64 $25.02 $52,030 10.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,340 $7.56 $7.74 $16,100 2.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 240 $9.25 $11.08 $23,040 7.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 170 $11.12 $11.97 $24,900 6.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,280 $8.48 $10.82 $22,490 4.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $14.85 $16.14 $33,580 9.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $21.33 $28.07 $58,380 14.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 60 $29.85 $38.46 $80,000 9.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $12.45 $12.93 $26,900 6.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 120 $31.79 $33.01 $68,660 5.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 670 $18.44 $20.62 $42,890 3.5 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (6) $8.37 $8.63 $17,950 4.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 70 $13.84 $14.09 $29,300 20.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 410 $8.03 $8.70 $18,090 7.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 20,000 $11.60 $12.22 $25,410 2.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,130 $16.49 $17.69 $36,790 2.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 210 $10.75 $11.03 $22,940 4.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 220 $10.48 $10.92 $22,720 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 340 $11.68 $12.07 $25,110 3.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,660 $12.21 $12.15 $25,260 2.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $13.37 $13.81 $28,720 3.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $15.01 $14.84 $30,860 5.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 390 $9.30 $9.37 $19,500 1.7 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 70 $10.16 $10.80 $22,460 3.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,870 $13.05 $13.37 $27,820 1.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 200 $14.66 $14.77 $30,720 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 330 $9.80 $10.58 $22,020 5.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 110 $7.53 $7.73 $16,080 2.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 $9.49 $9.81 $20,400 4.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $11.08 $11.54 $24,010 2.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $11.34 $11.28 $23,470 4.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 170 $10.50 $10.57 $21,980 5.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $13.96 $14.22 $29,580 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 920 $9.40 $9.58 $19,930 3.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 110 $9.26 $9.42 $19,590 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $14.38 $14.50 $30,150 8.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $16.41 $16.70 $34,740 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 350 $10.79 $12.06 $25,090 5.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,270 $8.83 $9.73 $20,240 4.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $11.27 $12.74 $26,510 7.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,420 $12.08 $12.57 $26,150 4.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 170 $12.29 $12.47 $25,940 3.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 320 $11.93 $12.97 $26,970 6.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,440 $10.73 $10.94 $22,760 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 310 $14.23 $14.31 $29,760 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 290 $10.01 $10.47 $21,780 2.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $11.61 $12.30 $25,580 4.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,350 $10.08 $10.32 $21,470 2.4 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 70 $12.08 $11.85 $24,640 6.2 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (6) $11.68 $10.90 $22,680 3.5 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,080 $15.65 $16.70 $34,730 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 330 $21.24 $21.84 $45,430 2.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 490 $15.53 $16.22 $33,750 2.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $18.11 $17.77 $36,950 2.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 680 $11.91 $12.49 $25,970 3.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 270 $16.20 $16.39 $34,100 4.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 440 $19.65 $19.88 $41,350 2.5 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 120 $17.98 $18.27 $38,000 13.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 160 $14.57 $14.73 $30,640 7.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $17.95 $20.86 $43,380 13.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (6) $22.46 $24.18 $50,290 3.7 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (6) $11.88 $12.14 $25,250 5.5 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 100 $11.26 $11.07 $23,030 4.0 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 70 $11.69 $12.28 $25,550 3.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (6) $19.44 $19.25 $40,040 2.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 120 $13.03 $12.93 $26,900 2.9 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,660 $16.34 $16.66 $34,650 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 420 $20.72 $21.24 $44,180 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 210 $16.36 $16.59 $34,510 2.2 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians (6) $20.19 $19.67 $40,920 10.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $21.49 $21.05 $43,780 4.0 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 40 $25.98 $25.36 $52,740 3.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 110 $18.62 $17.19 $35,760 3.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (6) $14.13 $16.81 $34,960 6.3 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (6) $13.39 $13.96 $29,040 5.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 570 $12.56 $14.01 $29,140 6.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $15.95 $16.52 $34,360 3.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 170 $16.75 $17.16 $35,690 4.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (6) $9.43 $9.62 $20,020 2.9 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers (6) $12.31 $12.54 $26,080 4.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $18.06 $18.24 $37,940 4.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (6) $17.45 $18.37 $38,220 3.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 950 $12.82 $13.52 $28,120 2.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (6) $15.72 $15.12 $31,450 3.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 90 $21.31 $21.15 $43,990 2.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 140 $26.05 $24.65 $51,270 6.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (6) $9.08 $9.72 $20,210 5.6 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 6,320 $12.33 $13.22 $27,500 2.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 450 $20.00 $20.63 $42,910 2.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (6) $11.64 $12.80 $26,620 4.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $9.18 $9.31 $19,360 3.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $13.15 $13.16 $27,360 4.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $16.43 $16.16 $33,610 7.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (6) $13.26 $13.35 $27,760 3.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 150 $13.89 $14.62 $30,410 3.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 140 $13.37 $13.30 $27,670 3.0 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 130 $8.59 $10.16 $21,130 2.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 $12.41 $13.00 $27,040 2.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 240 $16.30 $15.91 $33,080 2.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 260 $6.86 $6.97 $14,500 3.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $12.64 $12.28 $25,540 2.5 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 50 $22.06 $21.24 $44,190 7.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $12.89 $12.85 $26,720 7.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $12.49 $12.48 $25,970 5.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 260 $14.25 $14.88 $30,950 2.6 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 60 $14.58 $15.35 $31,930 6.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (6) $14.07 $14.67 $30,520 7.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $12.83 $12.97 $26,980 4.1 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $14.55 $14.78 $30,750 6.2 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 310 $7.85 $9.02 $18,770 6.6 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5,650 $10.98 $12.14 $25,250 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 $18.15 $18.94 $39,390 6.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $20.79 $21.66 $45,050 4.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 140 $10.96 $11.57 $24,060 9.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 360 $10.75 $11.39 $23,690 1.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 300 $12.14 $12.48 $25,960 4.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 830 $13.96 $14.63 $30,430 4.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 920 $11.19 $13.04 $27,110 6.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $7.87 $7.98 $16,600 3.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 100 $8.27 $8.48 $17,640 3.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 70 $13.57 $13.51 $28,100 4.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (6) $15.05 $15.72 $32,690 4.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 250 $13.03 $13.51 $28,090 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 140 $8.58 $9.05 $18,820 7.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,260 $9.11 $9.72 $20,220 2.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 590 $8.41 $9.53 $19,820 10.1 %

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) Estimates not released.



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Last Modified Date: December 1, 2003

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